Parlor Coffee Roasters
11 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205
Dillon Edwards had never visited New York when he moved here at age nineteen. Shipping out from Portland, Oregon, he landed in the center of the city’s nascent coffee scene and absorbed its budding energy. Two years later, in 2012, he founded Parlor Coffee with nothing but a single-group espresso machine and a dream to roast the city’s finest coffee. Parlor’s first location was in the back of the Persons of Interest barbershop in Williamsburg. It wasn’t long before friends began to join Dillon in his pursuit. Tessa sat and stickered labels on the coffee bags she had designed. (After marrying their visions for a New York roastery, Tessa and Dillon married each other.) Warwick came by to check on the coffee bar counter he had built; when more hands were needed, he took over Parlor's delivery route and eventually took the helm of the vintage Probat roaster. Today, from their repurposed carriage house on the edge of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Parlor roasts specialty coffee for shops and home brewers across the globe. Their roastery’s doors are open every weekend.